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Some days have themes. I don't necessarily post something in each of these topic areas every week.

Sunday: Church-related or spiritual things.
Monday: Running.
Tuesday: Books.
Wednesday: Transportation.
Friday: Green living.

12 January 2013

One Day More, 3M Edition

I've done the long runs (slowly), the short runs (when I remembered), and the rest days (a lot!). Yesterday I picked up my packet with my race number and a whole bunch of goodies. Also bought some throwaway clothes from a thrift store to start running in and toss to the side when (if!) I get hot. I'm ready.

Contents of the goodie bag.
Yep, tomorrow morning I'm running the 3M Half Marathon-- my longest race since I ran the Austin Marathon three years ago. I can't believe how long it's been. Right now, I'm totally calm and happy, but tomorrow morning I should have plenty of butterflies for the race start.

Since the last couple of years have been pretty uneven for me in the running realm, I'm hoping this race will re-ignite the love I had for running not so long ago. I've been liking it, even enjoying it most days, but loving it-- not so much. I'm not sure where I went wrong, although I suspect it was all the running I did for the marathon. I think I jumped into that one before I was really ready for it. And honestly, I probably run too slow to realistically train for a marathon well. It took up so much time and I felt like I didn't do anything but run for three months. I like the idea of doing another full marathon, but in practise... I don't know. Certainly not until after I finish grad school.

Anyway, never mind that! The gun goes off at 6:45 tomorrow morning, so we'll be at the race start plenty early to freeze to death before we start going-- The Weather Channel says it will be 40° at 6 AM, with a 13 mph wind giving us a "feels like" of 32. The past two years in a row, it's been warm & gorgeous on 3M weekend and I've wished I were running. I should have known it would take my intervention to make it cold and blowy.

But, I really can't complain too much. Here's the course elevation:

And there's really nothing not to like about that.

What are you doing this weekend? I hope you're getting more relaxing done than I am!


mybabyjohn/Delores said...

Well it's a sure bet I'm not running lol. Good luck to you. I'll be cheering you on from here.

Carole Anne Carr said...

Goodness! It looks exhausting, all the best with your endeavours!

Jenny said...

I'll be cheering you on! I'm working in the studio this weekend (but, then, when am I NOT in the studio...) and getting a bunch of stuff cleared out of the way. I should probably take a break and go for a run to counter the sedentary work I do. You always inspire me to get outside! :)

erica and christy said...

Christy's the runner between us - she's done a couple of half-maras, too. I, on the other hand, struggle to convince myself to walk 2 miles a few times a week! Hope you did well!

Su Wilcox said...

Thanks, everybody! I shall carry your good vibes with me tomorrow! :)